January 22, 2023 |
Riley Keough and her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, have welcomed a daughter, a rep for the actress confirmed to Page Six.
Smith-Petersen alluded to the surprising reveal while reading a letter from his wife at Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial at Graceland on Sunday.
“Thank you for showing me love is the only thing that matters in this life. I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters,” the letter from Keough to her late mom read in part.
“Thank you for giving me strength, my heart, my empathy, my courage, my sense of humor, my manners, my temper, my wildness, my tenacity. I’m a product of your heart, my sisters are a product of your heart, my brother is a product of your heart.”
Smith-Petersen, who wed Keough in 2015, didn’t elaborate further on when their daughter was born, or reveal her name.
The little one was the grandchild of Lisa Marie, who sadly died last week at the age of 54.
The rock ’n’ roll heiress – the only child of the late Elvis Presley and his wife, Priscilla Presley – died on Jan. 12 after suffering cardiac arrest.
In addition to Riley, Lisa Marie was also the mother to twin daughters, Finley and Harper Lockwood, 14, along with son Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in July 2020. He was 27.
Riley, who was slated to speak at the memorial, sat in the front row while her husband read the heartwarming letter aloud on her behalf.
“I remember you giving me baths as a baby, driving me in my car seat listening to Aretha Franklin … taking me for ice cream after school in Florida,” she recalled.
“I remember you singing to me and my brother lullabies at night, and how you’d lay with us u